Big Tobacco, States Each Claim Victory In Escrow Arbitration

Big Tobacco, States Each Claim Victory In Escrow Arbitration

The nation's two largest tobacco manufacturers claimed victory Sept. 11 over six states found by an arbitration panel to have been lax in collecting escrow funds required by 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). Some of the nine other states that the panel ordered to pay withheld funds announced their success the same day.

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